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Lenese M. Colson; Nicole D. Alemanne; Changwoo Yang – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2024
This article describes the evolution of a required Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) research methods course moving to a focus on evidence-based library and information practice (EBLIP). It describes how a research methods course was revised, beginning with results from a "typical" course review and morphing into work that…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Library Science, Information Science, Masters Degrees
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Engseth, Ellen – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
This article discusses the role of the global competency framework within library and information studies professional education, explores the relevant literature, and places the framework in context of equity, diversity, and inclusion as well as other relevant areas of the field. The author posits that the knowledges, skills, and attitudes of the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Competence, Information Science Education, Equal Education
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Bishop, Bradley; Cowan, Matthew; Collier, Hannah; Mayernik, Matthew; Organisciak, Peter – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
The expansion of research data availability and production has highlighted the need for proper training in data stewardship. Recent years have seen both incentivized and mandated research data management plans enacted by institutions and funding agencies as a way of supporting more open and integrated data-intensive research. Despite the…
Descriptors: Job Analysis, Information Management, Data Collection, Earth Science
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Hashemian, Mohammadreza; Zare-Farashbandi, Firoozeh; Rahimi, Alireza; Yamani, Nikoo; Adibi, Peyman – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
This study aims to identify the most important barriers in medical library and information sciences (medical LIS) education in Iran and to present suitable solutions to remove these barriers. In this qualitative study, data were gathered from semi-structured interviews with 18 medical LIS PhD students and then analyzed using a qualitative content…
Descriptors: Medical Libraries, Information Science Education, Barriers, Access to Education
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Vamanu, Iulian – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
This article argues that the MLIS curriculum should offer information ethics courses that enable future information professionals to develop their imaginative powers through close study and discussion of fiction. LIS students reading ethical theory and fiction bring the two into conversation and as a result reach a better understanding of both.…
Descriptors: Library Science, Information Science, Masters Degrees, Curriculum
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Rawson, Casey H.; Hughes-Hassell, Sandra; Braun, Linda; Sturm, Brian – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
Despite evidence suggesting that current LIS curricula might be inadequate to prepare students for the realities of today's public library youth services work, little research has addressed potential changes to the LIS curricula in this area. This paper reports findings from the second phase of an IMLS-funded project exploring how LIS programs…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Library Services, Youth Programs, Information Science Education
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Sullivan Zimmerman, Margaret; Rodgers, Brianna – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
Refugees and immigrants have adverse health outcomes after arriving in the United States. These negative outcomes tend to be disproportionate to those of the general population, regardless of the person's health status upon entry to the country. Research has shown that strong health literacy skills can improve health outcomes in this group. This…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Health Materials, Females, Refugees
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Marty, Paul – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
This article presents an overview of the iterative design and evolution of an undergraduate course at Florida State University that offers students the opportunity to explore how society's increased reliance on information technology has changed the way in which we interact with each other and the world around us. Drawing upon course iterations…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Age Groups, Undergraduate Students, Educational Technology
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Botticelli, Peter – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
The rising demand for digital information resources and services in the LAM sector has sparked many innovations by educators in recent years, as we seek to prepare students for careers in an environment that has continued to witness rapid and hard-to-predict changes. Granting agencies such as IMLS have played an important role in driving…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Information Science Education, Graduate Study, Masters Programs
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Cossham, Amanda; Irvine, Jan – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
This article presents an illustrative and instrumental case study of participatory design and co-production as used in curriculum renewal for a bachelor's degree in library and information studies (LIS). It outlines the process of constant review and reflection to improve the next round of development. The authors use the lenses of participatory…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Undergraduate Study, Library Education, Information Science Education
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Raju, Jaya – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
Technological innovations have led to an increase in demand for information technology (IT) skills in contemporary library and information agencies. This in turn has created an increased need for pedagogical skills on the part of library and information science (LIS) professionals for them to empower users with knowledge and skills to navigate a…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Technological Literacy, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
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Wagner Webster, Jessica – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
This article outlines the development of a three-credit digital archives course designed for undergraduates. In it, students study basic archival and digital archives terminology and learn about how these concepts can help them understand current events. This course strives not only to help students develop critical thinking skills by engaging…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Archives, Undergraduate Students, Active Learning
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Choi, Youngok – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
This article describes the development of a curriculum specialization, Cultural Heritage Information Management (CHIM), at a library and information science (LIS) graduate program. It was designed to address market needs, created by the convergence of practice in libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) of emerging practices in managing unique…
Descriptors: Specialization, Competency Based Education, Library Education, Graduate Study
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Ma, Jinxuan; Stahl, Lynne; Price, Catherine – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
With the aim of informing specialized graduate curriculum development, this two-phase study seeks to identify and bridge gaps in expectation and preparation between and among employers of health information professionals (HIPs), aspiring HIPs, and library and information science (LIS) graduate curricula. Building upon a scoping review of emerging…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Curriculum Development, Specialization, Information Scientists
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Pionke, J. J. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
This study explored library graduate student perceptions of their readiness for and comfort levels in doing activities related to accessibility and disability. The study also aimed to determine the training needs of library graduate students. A survey with both quantitative and qualitative questions was developed, snowball sampling was used, and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Accessibility (for Disabled), Graduate Students, Library Education
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